Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Grumpy Cat

Good morning!  Jessica here from All the Sparkle!  This is my first post as a new design team member for Butterfly Reflections Ink so I thought I'd start off by telling you a little bit about me!

I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my amazing husband, two senior shelties, a senior but incredibly feisty rabbit, and a rambunctious kitten!  My husband and I are both musicians; he's a public school band director and I teach private harp and piano lessons to students ranging in age from 5 to 91 and freelance throughout the Northern VA area for weddings and other events!  I love that my job is not a typical 9 to 5 position...my students all have different personalities and backgrounds so each lesson is a very unique experience and, of course, no two weddings are ever the same!

I think the reason I love my day job is also the reason I love making cards.  Except for a few rare occasions I never make the same card twice and I try to not use the same stamp in the same way or with the same color scheme more than once.  That's also one reason why I love Butterfly Reflections Ink!  Vanessa carries a wide range of products and companies and I can always find something new and different whenever I browse through the shop.  She does a fantastic job of keeping the store stocked with the latest and greatest stamp sets, dies, inks, paper pads, etc!  And I LOVE how fast Vanessa ships out products!  Hands-down, she gets products out faster than any other company around!  Amazing products, awesome shipping, wonderful customer service...I am SO excited to be joining the incredibly talented design team and representing Butterfly Reflections Ink!

Anyway enough about me, here's my first card!
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I LOVE the I Knead You stamp set from My Favorite Things!  This stamp, in particular, is one of my favorites because it has an accompanying front image of the cat so you could use this for a double-sided or window card!  However, this back image of the cat reminded me of my cat when she sulks.  It's usually when she wants attention but doesn't want to show that she wants attention...cat lovers, you totally know what I mean, right!?

Anyway, I stamped the cat with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with copics.  Then I stamped the sentiment and the thought bubbles and wrote in the expletives!  I die-cut that panel with the Jumbo Stitched Fishtail Banners die and then layered it onto two patterned papers that were die cut with the Inside and Outside Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stax.  The lighter paper is from the Lawn Fawn Beachside 6x6 paper pad and the darker paper is a scrap from my scrap bin.  I'm not entirely sure where it came from but you could easily substitute with paper from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather 6x6 paper pad!  Finally to finish off my card I added a few of these enamel dots!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I look forward to sharing more creations with you over the next few months using the fabulous products at Butterfly Reflections Ink!

-Jessica

11 comments:

  1. I love this card, Jess! It's so cute, and being a cat person, I understand perfectly! Congrats on your first DT assignment!

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  2. Awesome card and music teachers ROCK!!!!!!!!

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  3. This is so cute and simple. I really thought the expletives was part of the stamp set!!! LOL

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  4. Love how this came out. One of my favorite sets of my new stamps.

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  5. Yay Jessica! How fun to read more about you! Sounds like you have a great range of students to work with!
    Love today's card, absolutely ADORABLE.

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  6. Congrats on your first post! This card is SO cute!!

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  7. What a gorgeous card and just love the stamps you used. Looking forward to more of your creations!

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  8. Nice staggered layers, Jessica!

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